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General DIY videos


This section contains videos that will help when doing general DIY that does not fit into any other categories. In here you will find videos showing how to remove mould or even how to remove a wall plug with ease.

  • 06:46 Popular How to clean out a cavity wall

    How to clean out a cavity wall

    by Admin Added 1,714 Views / 0 Likes

    It may be necessary to clean debris from your cavity, especially before you install a damp proof course. Debris in the cavity can cause damp to pass from the outside skin of the property to the inside and it can also cause a cold bridge which attracts con

  • 05:39 Popular Lifting floor boards

    Lifting floor boards

    by Admin Added 1,707 Views / 0 Likes

    Lifting floor boards is often required when doing DIY, here we demonstrate an easy way to lift floor boards so that they can be replaced with the minimum of making good afterwards.

  • 05:28 Popular Surface drain unblocking

    Surface drain unblocking

    by Admin Added 1,526 Views / 0 Likes

    Surface drains can easily become blocked with debris, therefore it is a good idea to clear them before they get blocked and cause problems. Often this is simply a case of lifting off the covers and removing the debris.

  • 04:35 Popular Mixing cement

    Mixing cement

    by Admin Added 8,007 Views / 0 Likes

    Here we mix mortar to a ratio of 4 sand to 1 cement by volume (never by weight) using a plastic mixing tray and a shovel.

  • 03:14 Popular How to repair Tarmac

    How to repair Tarmac

    by Admin Added 1,256 Views / 0 Likes

    Damaged patches of Tarmac can easily be repaired inexpensively using a suitable cold lay repair compound.

  • 05:40 Popular Spirit level tutorial

    Spirit level tutorial

    by Admin Added 1,340 Views / 0 Likes

    A spirit level is very useful when doing a wide variety of DIY projects from wallpapering to installing decking. This video shows how to use a spirit level in normal use and also how to use a level to calculate a fall when installing decking.

  • 08:55 Popular wallpaper stripping using Zinsser DIF and paper tiger

    wallpaper stripping using Zinsser DIF and paper tiger

    by Admin Added 1,475 Views / 0 Likes

    Here I strip wallpaper using Zinsser DIF and Zinsser's paper tiger, this is the best way I have found to remove wallpaper easily and quickly with the least amount of work.

  • 03:35 Popular Removing plaster with a SDS drill

    Removing plaster with a SDS drill

    by Admin Added 2,256 Views / 0 Likes

    Removing plaster from walls can be done using a bolster chisel and hammer, but it is much easier with a SDS drill that has a roto stop function and a suitable chisel.

  • 05:26 Popular How to batten a ceiling

    How to batten a ceiling

    by Admin Added 2,316 Views / 0 Likes

    Battening a ceiling is often required if the ceiling is to be clad. Tongue and groove cladding can be used or special PVC cladding that is designed for use in bathrooms. The important bit is getting the battens level and secure.

  • 03:43 Popular How to remove coving

    How to remove coving

    by Admin Added 1,817 Views / 0 Likes

    Coving is not always in fashion and can spoil the look of a room. Here we show a quick way to remove the coving using a knock through screwdriver and a hammer.

  • 03:20 Popular How to remove Moss

    How to remove Moss

    by Admin Added 1,587 Views / 0 Likes

    How to quickly remove Moss

  • 03:06 Popular Drilling through cavity walls

    Drilling through cavity walls

    by Admin Added 2,168 Views / 0 Likes

    This video demonstrates how to drill through a cavity wall

  • 02:58 Popular Cutting Polysterene with a hot wire cutter

    Cutting Polysterene with a hot wire cutter

    by Admin Added 1,555 Views / 0 Likes

    A hot wire cutter is useful for cutting polystyrene.

  • 07:03 Popular Lindam safety gate installation

    Lindam safety gate installation

    by Admin Added 866 Views / 0 Likes

    This video shows how to install the Lindam Easy fit safety gate to a landing.

  • 01:19 Popular Detail sander sheet money saving tip

    Detail sander sheet money saving tip

    by Admin Added 1,406 Views / 0 Likes

    Detail sander sheets are currently £7 for 5 at B&Q but for the same price you can buy a 5 metre roll of abrasive paper, which can be cut to the same shape as the detail sander sheet and can be glued to one of the old worn out sheets, then when t

  • 03:00 Popular Removing sticky labels

    Removing sticky labels

    by Admin Added 1,716 Views / 1 Likes

    The adhesive used by label manufacturers can be extremely difficult to remove.

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